Jan. 13, 2012
Michigan improved its record all-time record against the Buckeyes to 69-33-11 and snapped a two-game losing streak versus OSU with tonight's win.
The Wolverines are now 13-8-4 overall this season, including a 7-6-4-1 mark in CCHA play. Michigan has posted a 6-0-2 mark in its last eight games, dating back to a 1-0 OT win at Alaska on Dec. 3.
Lee Moffie posted two points (1g, 1a) tonight and leads Michigan with 17 assists this season. Moffie, who led the team with a plus-4 rating, ranks fourth on the team with a career-high 20 points (3g, 17a).
Forward A.J. Treais netted his eighth goal of the season, his first tally in four games (12/29 vs. Boston College). Treais is one goal shy of the career-best nine he scored as a sophomore during the 2010-11 campaign.
Jon Merrill picked up two assists tonight, marking his third and fourth helpers in three games since returning to the Wolverine lineup.
Alex Guptill extended his point streak to three games with an assist on Moffie's first-period goal and scored an empty-net goal with one minute left in the game. Guptill has tallied six points (2g, 4a) during the streak and has helpers in each game during this career-long assist streak.
Chris Brown added to his team-leading point total with one assist tonight. Brown has 22 points (8g, 14a) in 23 games this season.
David Wohlberg earned an assist on Guptill's third-period goal to tie Brown for the team lead with 22 points (10g, 12a) this season. Wohlberg has points in three straight games (2g, 4a). The assist marked his 50th career helper and the 100th point of his Michigan career.
Michigan finished the night 0-for-5 on the power play while thwarting all four of Ohio State's man-advantage chances.
Shawn Hunwick turned aside a career-high 46 shots for his third shutout of the season. Hunwick, who is now tied for fourth place in program history (with Billy Sauer) with eight career shutouts, improved his record to 13-7-3 this season.